Day 2.15 Viewing Real and Aerial Images

Fri. Feb 14, 2014

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Physics 2 began it’s study of lenses today.  We created the above set up in order to view what a converging lens does to light.  In the first picture you can see a Real Image on the screen.  (Notice the orientation of the light bulb).  In the second picture the screen is removed, and even though it doesn’t photograph very well with the naked eye you are able to view the upside down light bulb  “suspended” in midair.  (Notice you need to directly in line with the light source and the lens.)  We gave this image a special term called an Aerial Image, which is a real image being viewed without the aid of a screen.  This is one of my favorite labs to set up because the coolness blows students minds!



About bradwysocki

I teach high school Chemistry and Physics using Arizona State University's Modeling Method. The school I teach in is Bloomer HS in Northwest Wisconsin. I've been using the Modeling Method for 7 years now and have just recently begun using Standards Based Grading as a way to assess my students learning.
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